Should I Hire a Realtor for a New Construction Home?

Friday, March 13, 2020

Do I need to hire a Realtor to buy a new home in Candlelight Place? The answer isn’t so simple.

Our team has decades of experience building luxury, semi-custom homes. We also treat our customers like family and do everything we can to make them happy. However, it is still beneficial to hire a Realtor to assist you.

Realtors Can Help You Navigate Financing

Gaining financing for new construction can be more complex than getting a loan for a resale.

New homes can take months to build depending on square footage and features requested.

If a buyer barely qualifies to purchase a home at the time of the contract, then they may not be able to buy if mortgage rates increase. Most lenders will not lock in an interest rate for more than 90 days in advance.

A realtor who is accustomed to dealing with new construction homes will be able to recommend lending options and keep you within your desired price point. The builder’s agent is also aware of preferred lenders and can connect you with a bank who knows the builder’s reputation and is more likely to approve the loan.

Realtors Are Your Advocate During Inspections

Every home in Candlelight Place is built with the greatest attention to detail, the best materials available, and with the skill that only comes from decades of semi-custom home building experience.

Although we are confident in our product, we still encourage customer walkthroughs. We want to be sure you’re 100 percent happy with your new home. If there’s anything you are not completely satisfied with or your realtor discovers, we will get it fixed right away.

Realtors Do Almost Exactly What the Builder’s Agent Does

Buying a new construction home has a lot of moving pieces. Adding the Realtor to the mix means you have yet another person to communicate with in addition to the builder and the builder’s agent.

Whether you choose to hire a Realtor or not is up to you. We want you to be informed, happy and relaxed throughout the process.

Come tour Candlelight Homes and see how you feel.


3 Gadgets That Will Take Your Home to The Next Level

Thursday, March 12, 2020

New homes in Candlelight Place are built with the highest quality materials and extreme attention to detail. While these dream homes are built to exceed your expectations, they do not come fully furnished.

Part of the excitement of moving into a new home is purchasing the latest and greatest technology to make your life just a little bit easier. From 4K TVs and sound bars to smart speakers, the list of homebuyer gadgets is endless. Take a look at some of our favorites.

Smart Thermostat

A smart thermostat is a thermostat that can be controlled with a phone, tablet, smart speaker, or other bluetooth enabled device.

Depending on the specific model, smart thermostats can offer a variety of cool features. Smart thermostats, like the Nest, can learn your heating and cooling preferences, detect issues with your HVAC system, and remind you when it’s time to change your air filter.

Most homes with modern HVAC systems can upgrade to a smart thermostat, provided there’s a wifi connection. Shop around to find the best thermostat for your budget and start living comfortably while saving on electricity today.

Smart Speaker

You’ve probably heard of the Amazon Echo and Google Home. They are two of the most popular smart speakers and home assistants available on the market today.

Smart speakers can play music, answer questions and control other connected devices when you say a key phrase. These speakers come in different styles, operating systems and price ranges.

It’s pretty much a personal robot and is something every home should have.

Wifi Extender

When an area in your home doesn't get strong wifi reception then a wifi extender or booster is worth investigating.

The best wifi extenders will simply pick up where your router starts to lose coverage, and increase your network’s range to give you a significant boost in your wireless coverage by repeating that signal.

Want to stream movies in the backyard by the pool? A wifi extender can help.

Regardless of which gadgets you decide to purchase, the important part is that your home feels like home. See what’s available in Candlelight Place Today and happy shopping!

3 Reasons Why Families Love Candlelight Place by Lancaster Homes

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Families are moving to Candlelight Place by Lancaster Homes in droves. What is attracting this sudden burst of new home buyers to the area, and should your family consider making the move?

#1: It’s the Only New Construction Neighborhood in Oak Forest

Moving into a new home with a warranty gives families peace of mind. There’s something to be said for the desirability of moving into a home that nobody has lived in before. Everything is perfectly clean and pristine, and every detail, from the biggest appliances to the molding along the baseboards was put there specifically for your use. 

The quality craftsmanship and elegant designs of a Lancaster Home means you can possibly go decades without any major repairs or renovations. Imagine that, a perfect home that might not need any work until your kids are out of the house. 


#2. Living in Candlelight Place is Extremely Convenient

Most homeowners care about location almost as much as price. They want to live somewhere safe and convenient, where their family can thrive.

Located minutes from Downtown Houston, The Galleria, and The Energy Corridor, Candlelight Place is near the heart of town but is still tucked away from the busy streets and maintains a community feel.

“I was happy to find Candlelight Place. The neighborhood feels like a safe suburb but my commute to work is less than 25 minutes during rush hour,” says Georgianna, Candlelight Place Resident.

#3: The Homes are Beautiful

Each home is built with the attention to detail every homeowner deserves. These custom homes can include family-friendly amenities such as a large, open floor plan and specialty rooms like a library or home theater. 

Don’t worry about your neighbor home detracting from your curb appeal and resell value. 

Candlelight Place is a new neighborhood with enforced deed restrictions. 

The neighborhood is zoned to an excellent elementary school and because it’s tucked away, it’s safe for kids to play in the street and front yards. We also love our neighbors, who have gone out of their way to make us feel welcome. We got exactly the neighborhood we were looking for without having to move far out into the suburbs,” says Tom, Candlelight Place Resident.

There are only a few lots left in this perfectly-located community, so come take a tour today.

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